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Imposing Risk: A Normative Framework

John Oberdiek


Human life has always been shadowed by risks like disease and natural disaster, but modern life is distinctively risky. The risks we now face are morally cognizable. For they are, in the main, subject to our control—indeed, they are typically our creation. The risks that define modern life are therefore our responsibility. As they are largely imposed by people on people, they call for moral assessment. This book addresses some of the central questions stimulated by our contemporary practices of imposing risk, including the nature of risk, as the concept is employed in a normative framework of ... More

Keywords: risk, uncertainty, probability, morality, ethics, rights

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780199594054
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2017 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780199594054.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

John Oberdiek, author
Professor of Law, Rutgers University